China's New Export: Military in a Box

Norinco has used China’s big defense budget as a base to expand globally
Illustration by 731; Photos: Alamy (1); (8)

At the Africa Aerospace and Defence expo in September, weapons buyers from across the continent descended on Air Force Base Waterkloof in the South African capital of Pretoria for a bit of shopping. There they were wooed by Chinese defense gear giant Norinco, which has honed its pitch to an art.

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